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May 4, 2016, 10:35 AM

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Bloomberg:
Apple to Revamp Streaming Music Service After Mixed Reviews, Departures  —  Music service to get new interface at developers conference.  —  Apple Inc. is planning sweeping changes to its year-old music streaming service after the first iteration of the product was met with tepid reviews …
Cade Metz / Wired:
IBM makes its five-qubit quantum computer available as a cloud service for students and researchers to test  —  IBM Is Now Letting Anyone Play With Its Quantum Computer  —  Quantum computing is computing at its most esoteric.  It's an experimental, enormously complex …
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
Apple hires Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google's X lab and former head of technology at Nest, to work on health projects  —  Apple Nabs Nest's Former Head of Technology  —  Apple has hired famed robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google's X lab and former head …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Satellite TV company Dish gets into the phone repair business, will now make on-site visits to swap your broken iPhone screen or battery  —  Dish, the satellite TV company, will now come repair your broken iPhone  —  Dish is getting into smartphone repairs.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Opera's ad blocker comes to its stable release channel and Opera Mini for Android  —  Opera today announced that its built-in ad blocker, which was previously only available in the experimental developer release channel, is now coming to all of its desktop users.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft acquires Italian IoT platform Solair  —  Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Solair, an Italy-based IoT service that was founded in 2011 (and not the U.S.-based company that makes retractable awnings).  —  Solair already used Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform …
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Former contractors who curated Facebook's “trending” news section describe preferred media outlets, “Twitter” censorship, layoffs, more  —  Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists?  Here's What Happened When It Hired Some.
Steve Ragan / CSO:
Vulnerabilities found in image processing library ImageMagick place countless web servers at risk; active exploitation confirmed  —  ImageMagick vulnerabilities place countless websites at risk, active exploitation confirmed  —  Metasploit modules will be released on Wednesday
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
UK startup EngageSciences acquired by Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy's Wayin  —  UK-based marketing platform EngageSciences has been acquired by US company Wayin, which is headed up by Sun Microsystems co-founder and former CEO Scott McNealy.  —  No financial details have been disclosed …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Security expert says 272.3M email credentials being traded in Russian underworld: 57M Mail.ru, 40M Yahoo, 33M Hotmail, and 24M Gmail  —  Exclusive: Big data breaches found at major email services - expert  —  Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts …
More: Inquirer
Natalia Scalzaretto / Reuters:
Brazil judge overturns 72-hour suspension of WhatsApp  —  SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge on Tuesday overturned a suspension of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging application that affected some 100 million users, after many people voiced frustration at the second such freeze in five months in the South American country.

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